conductor

John Eliot Gardiner

Sir John Eliot Gardiner is considered a key figure in the development of the historical performance practice, his repertoire ranging from the early Baroque up to and including that of the twentieth century. He has continuously reinvigorated and expanded his vision. 

The conductor is founder and artistic director of both the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir. He also founded the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique in 1989. 

John Eliot Gardiner has served as principal conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the CBC Vancouver Orchestra and the Opéra national de Lyon. 

He has made guest appearances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. He has made some 250 LP and CD recordings, and has won more Gramophone Awards than any other living artist. His live recording of Bach’s complete sacred cantatas won a Gramophone Special Achievement Award. His Bach biography, entitled Music in the Castle of Heaven, was published in 2013. 

John Eliot Gardiner is the recipient of several honorary doctorates, having been elected to an honorary fellowship at his alma mater, King’s College, Cambridge in 2014. He is president of the Bach Archive in Leipzig. The conductor is a Commandeur in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, was knighted in 1998 and received the German Grand Merit Cross in 2005. Gardiner was awarded the Concertgebouw Prize in January 2016. 

Since 1994 Gardiner has made numerous appearances with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Between 2021 and 2023 he leads the orchestra in a Brahms cycle, pairing the four symphonies to Brahms’s piano concertos and choral works in live concerts, as well as recording them for Deutsche Grammophon.

John Eliot Gardiner - image: Sim Canetty-Clarke

Sir John Eliot Gardiner is considered a key figure in the development of the historical performance practice, his repertoire ranging from the early Baroque up to and including that of the twentieth century. He has continuously reinvigorated and expanded his vision. 

The conductor is founder and artistic director of both the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir. He also founded the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique in 1989. 

John Eliot Gardiner has served as principal conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the CBC Vancouver Orchestra and the Opéra national de Lyon. 

He has made guest appearances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. He has made some 250 LP and CD recordings, and has won more Gramophone Awards than any other living artist. His live recording of Bach’s complete sacred cantatas won a Gramophone Special Achievement Award. His Bach biography, entitled Music in the Castle of Heaven, was published in 2013. 

John Eliot Gardiner is the recipient of several honorary doctorates, having been elected to an honorary fellowship at his alma mater, King’s College, Cambridge in 2014. He is president of the Bach Archive in Leipzig. The conductor is a Commandeur in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, was knighted in 1998 and received the German Grand Merit Cross in 2005. Gardiner was awarded the Concertgebouw Prize in January 2016. 

Since 1994 Gardiner has made numerous appearances with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Between 2021 and 2023 he leads the orchestra in a Brahms cycle, pairing the four symphonies to Brahms’s piano concertos and choral works in live concerts, as well as recording them for Deutsche Grammophon.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner is considered a key figure in the development of the historical performance practice, his repertoire ranging from the early Baroque up to and including that of the twentieth century. He has continuously reinvigorated and expanded his vision. 

The conductor is founder and artistic director of both the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir. He also founded the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique in 1989. 

John Eliot Gardiner has served as principal conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the CBC Vancouver Orchestra and the Opéra national de Lyon. 

He has made guest appearances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. He has made some 250 LP and CD recordings, and has won more Gramophone Awards than any other living artist. His live recording of Bach’s complete sacred cantatas won a Gramophone Special Achievement Award. His Bach biography, entitled Music in the Castle of Heaven, was published in 2013. 

John Eliot Gardiner is the recipient of several honorary doctorates, having been elected to an honorary fellowship at his alma mater, King’s College, Cambridge in 2014. He is president of the Bach Archive in Leipzig. The conductor is a Commandeur in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, was knighted in 1998 and received the German Grand Merit Cross in 2005. Gardiner was awarded the Concertgebouw Prize in January 2016. 

Since 1994 Gardiner has made numerous appearances with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Between 2021 and 2023 he leads the orchestra in a Brahms cycle, pairing the four symphonies to Brahms’s piano concertos and choral works in live concerts, as well as recording them for Deutsche Grammophon.

John Eliot Gardiner - image: Sim Canetty-Clarke
John Eliot Gardiner - image: Sim Canetty-Clarke